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20/03/2020

Wales round-up: 500 new homes mooted for Cardiff gasworks site; Bus bill tabled

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Wales: 14 March-20 March, 2020

500 new homes mooted for Cardiff gasworks site

Cardiff City Council has confirmed that a former gasworks site in the capital’s Grangetown area is a strong candidate for transformation into a new neighbourhood providing 500 homes.

The Planner

Planners ready to support communities and businesses amid coronavirus outbreak

RTPI president Sue Manns has urged planners to remain calm and to continue to follow government advice as the UK works to bring the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) under control.

The Planner

PINS issues Covid-19 advice

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has issued guidance about site visits, hearings, inquiries and events in England and Wales amid the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and the government’s advice on social distancing.

The Planner

Bus bill tabled

The government has introduced promised new legislation on bus services designed to equip local authorities with an improved range of tools to use in planning and delivering local services.

Welsh Government

Cardiff Capital Region indicators report

The councils and other bodies involved in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) city deal have issued the third in a series of analytical reports providing data on a range of regional economic, social and environmental indicators.

Cardiff Capital Region

Local land value tax assessment

The Welsh Government has published a report on local land value taxes commissioned from Bangor University.

Welsh Government

Newport plasterboard project

Associated British Ports (ABP) has submitted proposals to Newport City Council for a 15,144 square-metre plasterboard manufacturing facility on a site next to Alexandra Docks. ABP owns and operates the city’s port.

Insider Media

Cardiff transport interchange extension

A two-storey rooftop extension to the southern end of the new Cardiff Transport interchange development, which includes a new bus station, has been approved. It adds another 3,700 square metres of commercial floor space to the scheme.

Insider Media

Swansea nightclub redevelopment

Swansea City Council has submitted plans for a groundbreaking city centre development on the site of the former Oceana nightclub involving a six-storey glass-fronted building designed to accommodate tech and creative businesses. 

Swansea City Council

Historic Cowbridge school campaign

A campaign has been launched to save a Victorian school in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan that “paved the way for equality in women’s education” but is set for demolition and replacement with flats. 

BBC News

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